Alberta snapshot: Strathcona Ravine.

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Emerging green in Strathcona Ravine, in southwest Calgary.  A small (23 hectares) park in the middle of a residential area, the Ravine has its own springs (which you can wander alongside using a convenient boardwalk) and sections of restful, dense forest.  Because of the shade and damp conditions, much of the growth consists of chokecherries, currants, willows, poplars, and cow parsnip.  I imagine it is really cool and refreshing to walk here on a hot summer afternoon….